Remote
Voluntary, The post requires a commitment of 3-4 hours per month.
Job description

About Migrant Help

Migrant Help is the largest charity supporting people impacted by displacement and exploitation in the UK. We help vulnerable migrants to thrive - from life threatening journeys to settlement and a safer, brighter future.

We provide guidance and accommodation to asylum seekers, refugees and victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. Our income is c£22m, a large proportion of which comes through statutory funding. We also have an award-winning social enterprise, Clear Voice, an interpreting and translation service whose profits support the charity’s mission.

Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to reach their full potential.

 

What we are looking for

We’re looking for a qualified accountant with business development experience ideally in private sector, to join our dedicated board of trustees to help us deliver our charitable aims and strategic objectives:

  • Help steer a transformative strategy of growth that consolidates the charity’s strengths in the refugee sector
  • Ability to communicate financial information to members of the board and other stakeholders
  • Strong outcome analysis skills
  • Willingness to act as an ambassador for the charity to external bodies and companies
  • Senior strategic management and leadership experience is essential.
  • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
  • An understanding of charity finance and/or public sector commissioning is not essential

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with first-hand or indirect experience of being a refugee or migrant into the UK, either recently or in past generations.

Most importantly, of course, you will have compassion for the challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

The posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and references.

The post requires a commitment of 3-4 hours per month. The board meets a minimum of 4 times a year and is a combination of virtual and in person meetings in London. The Finance & Audit Committee also meets a minimum of 4 times a year, usually virtually.

 

 

Posted on: 19 October 2021
Closed date: 24 November 2021
Tags: Finance, Trustees